Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz

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Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz
Member of the Sejm
In office
25 September 2005 – 10 April 2010
Constituency16 – Płock
Personal details
BornJuly 12, 1954
Przedbórz, Poland
DiedApril 10, 2010(2010-04-10) (aged 55)
Smolensk, Russia
Political partyDemocratic Left Alliance
Grave of Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz at Military Powązki Cemetery (after burial)
Grave of Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz at Military Powązki Cemetery

Jolanta Dorota Szymanek-Deresz (pronounced [jɔˈlanta ʂɨˈmanɛk ˈdɛrɛʂ]; July 12, 1954 – April 10, 2010) was a Polish lawyer and politician.

Szymanek-Deresz was born in Przedbórz. She was elected to Sejm on September 25, 2005, getting 9,723 votes in 16 Płock district, as a candidate for the Democratic Left Alliance.

She was listed on the flight manifest[1] of the Tupolev Tu-154 of the 36th Special Aviation Regiment carrying the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński which crashed near Smolensk-North airport near Pechersk near Smolensk, Russia, on 10 April 2010, killing all aboard.

On 16 April 2010, Szymanek-Deresz was posthumously awarded the Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta.

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